Trojans in the NFL: Roster moves

Trojans in the NFL: Roster moves
Tight end Jordan Cameron catches a touchdown pass with the Browns last season. Cameron signed with the Dolphins in the off-season. (David Richard / Associated Press)

Cameron to Miami

Jordan Cameron rarely played at USC, but the tight end has signed his second NFL contract.

After four seasons with the Cleveland Browns, the unrestricted free agent signed a two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins reported to be worth $15 million.

Cameron was a 2013 Pro Bowl selection after he caught 80 passes for 917 yards and seven touchdowns.

Bills building with Trojans

The Minnesota Vikings traded quarterback Matt Cassel to the Buffalo Bills.

Former Trojans receiver Robert Woods and cornerback Nickell Robey also are on the Bills roster.

Cassel started nine games in two seasons for the Vikings. He passed for 14 touchdowns, with 13 interceptions. He spent most of last season on the injured-reserved list.


Cassel never started a game at USC, but the New England Patriots selected him in the seventh round of the 2005 draft. He started 15 games in 2008 after Tom Brady was sidelined by injury.


He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent in 2009, and he started for four seasons, making the Pro Bowl in 2010.


Trojans gather in San Francisco

The San Francisco 49ers signed unrestricted free-agent cornerback Shareece Wright and running back Reggie Bush, who was released by the Detroit Lions.

Former Trojans center Marcus Martin is also on the 49ers roster. Tight end Xavier Grimble is on the reserves-future roster.

Wright played four seasons for the San Diego Chargers, who drafted him in the third round in 2011. The 49ers signed him to a one-year contract.

Bush played two seasons for the Lions. He signed a one-year deal with the 49ers.

Reunion in Oakland

The Oakland Raiders signed unrestricted free-agent linebacker Malcolm Smith after he spent four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.

Smith, a seventh-round pick in 2011, played in back-to-back Super Bowls. In 2014, he recovered a fumble and returned an interception 69 yards for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos and was named Super Bowl MVP.

Oakland is coached by former USC All-American linebacker Jack Del Rio. Ken Norton, Jr., Smith’s position coach at USC and with the Seahawks, is the Raiders’ defensive coordinator.

Smith told reporters that playing for Norton played a "big part" in signing with the Raiders. "It wasn't the most important thing," Smith said. "But it was definitely a bonus, being familiar with him and his style and the things he wants to do."

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